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New research indicates that New York’s juvenile detention centers fail to keep the youths secure and do not meet their treatments and services needed for recovery. This new information has underlined many juvenile justice advocates’ sentiments that the state needs to rethink its actions and responses to troubled youth. Policymakers and prosecutors alike agree that […]

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Recently, deliberations of R&B; singer, Ashanti, and her alleged stalker began in New York City. The man claims that he was just “sex texting” as a joke when he sent more than 30 messages with photos of male genitalia to the singer’s mother. The singer’s manager testified that the mother pulled Ashanti out of a […]

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A Cobb County judge ordered the suspect in a shooting spree at a Kennesaw truck rental company to be held without bond. An official of the company, Penske Truck Rental and Leasing, said that four of the five shooting victims were employees, and one was a customer. He said the victims were apparently chosen at […]

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According to an article, an uncommon method was used by a judge in Cobb County as he by-passed the jury and issued a directed verdict. Based on the article, a 36-year-old teacher who confessed to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was determined to be not guilty of sexual assault. In supporting his […]

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According to an article, an unnamed accomplice and numerous Eastern Europeans have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly hacking into an Atlanta-based credit card processing company (RBS WorldPay) computer network and thieving $9 million. Some of the charges filed in the indictment included: Conspiracy to commit computer fraud Computer fraud Conspiracy to […]

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On November 18, 2009, the bill supporting Leandra’s Law was signed, now making it a felony to drive drunk while a child is in the car. The new legislation is named after an 11-year-old girl who was killed as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. According to a nydailynews.com report, the […]

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After being pulled over for suspicion of DUI, a man decided his best option for escape wasn’t the allegedly stolen U-Haul vehicle he was driving, but the police car that had pulled him over for the possible infraction. According to an article, the main reason police did in fact pull the man over was because […]

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According to a report, a 21-year-old man has been arrested for murder and aggravated assault in Atlanta. The man is considered the only suspect in a shooting that took place on the campus of Spelman College on September 3, 2009. Apparently, police believe the man fired six shots into a large group of people, and […]

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In a article reported that during an audit, it was discovered that $275,000 was stolen from the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Atlanta Branch. According to the article, the Atlanta NAACP Branch President stated that the organization’s former executive director and her assistant are suspected of stealing the money from the […]

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In a report discusses the recent events of the largest drug bust of the last 10 years conducted by the Justice Department, in which New York State and many other U.S. states were main sites for receiving the shipment of illegal substances. According to the article, over 400 members of an alleged Mexico-based cartel have […]